|Venus Mobile Explorer Mission Concept Study - Michael L. Adams, Lori S. Glaze, Michael J. Amato, Charles L. Baker, and Gabriel Karpati|
NASA Headquarters commissioned the Goddard Space Flight Center's (GSFC) Architecture Design Lab with a rapid mission architecture study to support the National Research Council's 2010 Planetary Decadal Survey Inner Planets Panel. The purpose of the study was to determine whether a Venus mission with surface, or near surface, mobility and realistic operational lifetime could achieve meaningful surface science at two or more independent locations separated by several kilometers on a budget compara...
Keywords: Venus Mobile Explorer; Venus; Concept; Mission Study; Decadal; NASA
|Venus Climate Mission Concept Study - Dr. David Grinspoon, Michael J. Amato, Michael L. Adams, Tibor Balint|
The National Research Council's 2010 Planetary Decadal Survey Inner Planets Panel commissioned the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to perform a point design study, conducted under NASA Headquarters leadership. The charge is to mature a Venus mission concept capable of studying the Venus climate within a New Frontiers cost range...
Keywords: Venus; Venus Climate Mission; NASA; Decadal; Mission Concept Study; VCM
|Venus Intrepid Tessera Lander Concept Study - Dr. Martha S. Gilmore, Dr. Lori S. Glaze. Charles L. Baker, and George J. Tahu|
The National Research Council's 2010 Planetary Decadal Survey Inner Planets Panel commissioned the Goddard Space Flight Center's (GSFC) Architecture Design Lab (ADL) to do an enhanced rapid mission architecture study, conducted under NASA Headquarters leadership. The charge was to conceive a Venus mission architecture capable of safe landing in one of the mountainous tessera regions of the planet on a budget comparable to New Frontiers...
Keywords: Venus; Venus Intrepid Tessera Lander; VITaL; NASA; Mission; Concept Study; Decadal
|Lunar Science and Lunar Laser Ranging - James G. Williams|
Lunar Laser Ranging studies the Moonâs internal structure and properties by tracking the variations in the orientation and tidal distortion of the Moon as a function of time. Future missions to the Moonâs surface should include new laser ranging instrumentation capable of improved range accuracy.
Keywords: Inner Planets â Mercury; Venus; and the Moon